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Favorite among campers and four wheel drive vehicles.

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Fawn Lakes Campground

This a small campground 2 miles west of Red River, NM. on highway 38. It has 22 combined rv and tent sites. Many of which are right on the river. Large rv's will probably feel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a small campground 2 miles west of Red River, NM. on highway 38. It has 22 combined rv and tent sites. Many of which are right on the river. Large rv's will probably feel squeezed in here. There are fire pits, water and a vault toilet. Very convenient to town for eating out or getting supplies. One down side... More 

Thank BaldMac
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

If I could give this campground 0 stars, I would. The reason my family, friends, and I were so dissatisfied was a direct result of the hosts. Dennis, the male host, approached a friend of ours in an irate, threatening manner and screamed at her, while shaking his finger at her, "No one wants to hear your barking dog! You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

11 mile loop hike with a gain of 3.8K feet. You definitely feel the gain to just over 12,000 ft. A beautiful trail with many creek crossings, some forest, some meadows, and some spectacular views. A fairly well-maintained trail - you need to watch your start time to avoid afternoon showers. We started on Manzanita Canyon trail, then Lobo Peak... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Hiked and geocached along the Elliot Barker Trail in Carson National Forest. Just minutes away from Angel Fire this national forest offers absolutely breathtaking views. This trail also connects to Apache Pass, which is a great hike.

Thank Suzanne-Ricky
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Hiked this loop trail on 08/13/16. For us, the hike was challenging but very enjoyable! There are beautiful views of Taos & Taos Pueblo along the route & at the peak. When we reached the loop area, we chose to go to the left side. At the peak, there are some very funky stone chairs & a pile of large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We camped out at Fawn lakes. It was so nice there. There is a restroom close and they had a water spout too. The price is very reasonable. The camp host was nearby and we were able to purchase wood from them. The camphor was very nice and informative. It was a very nice place to stay.

Thank Sonshine74
Honey Grove, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

I can't say enough nice things about the trip along Hwy 64 in northern New Mexico. The ride through the Carson National Forest was the highlight of the day. Wonderful scenery. The smell of spruce in the air was grand.

2 Thank BobShelton
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was a cold, windy November day when we motored from Santa Fe to Taos by way of the High Road, visiting El Santuario de Chimayo and Carson National Forest along the way. The drive through Carson National Forest was pleasurable, though not awe-inspiring in the way of the Colorado Rockies or Tetons. I regret that the weather and our... More 

2 Thank Citallwic
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lesser known but great car day trip goes out route 64 from Taos through Carson NF, then up 84 to Chama, up and over 17 through Colorado with white mountaintops and hills, then back in high desert on 285 and 64. About 16 or 18 miles into Carson there's a ridge hiking area with large parking lot recommended by the... More 

5 Thank 22emmettf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

Enjoyed this area in the Fall and this is nature at its best..... We made many stops along the way to photograph the breathtaking scenery. There are many opportunities for hiking and we saw some folks out horse back riding ( I was kinda jealous) - just one of our nations beautiful spots......

2 Thank yaflincoln

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